- Deputy President David Mabuza was speaking to the National Council of Provinces recently
- Mabuza responded to a few oral questions on a range of topics including the allegations of racism and corruption at Eskom
- Mabuza asked people to not racialise the accusations and to not jump to conclusions as investigations are taking place
Deputy President David Mabuza says that anyone who had irregularly acted at Eskom should be expelled from the embattled power utility. Mabuza stated that there is a number of allegations of racism and corruption at the entity that are being investigated.
The Deputy President was answering various questions posed by the National Council of Provinces on Thursday, 11 March. The questions surrounded the vaccine rollout in the country and issues at Eskom.
Mabuza added that the allegations made at Eskom should not be racialised or politicised adding that corruption should "not be given a colour".
According to TimesLIVE, Mabuza said that investigations will continue into the corruption and allegations of racism as they try to get the power utility back on the right track. Mabuza continued by saying they are briefed regularly about the corruption cases that are being investigated.
A report by EWN stated that Mabuza took caution while stating that those found guilty would be dealt with and that people should not jump the gun and should rather wait until investigations into the allegations are completed.
BusinessDay reported that Mabuza also spoke on the large number of people employed at Eskom. Mabuza stated that the number of employees had almost doubled since 2008 adding that it is too much for the amount of electricity that is being produced.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Eskom launched a probe into allegations of racism of the power utility's CEO Andre de Ruyter. Through a statement, Eskom revealed that the board would be appointing an independent senior counsel to conduct the investigation into De Ruyter.
De Ruyter has been accused of trying to get rid of black suppliers to introduce white suppliers. Suspended Eskom Chief Procurement Officer Solly Tshitangano had made an array of allegations against De Ruyter.
A report has revealed that Tshitangano was suspended due to 'poor performance' at the power utility.
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